Sorry this is late. I had other thoughts on my heart earlier today. But, here is my Day 9 post.
I had somewhat of a compromise today. My workout was shortened, because we had a busy day. Although the day did include packing boxes of food and/or paper goods for the senior ministry at church, so that’s kind of exercise. Anyway, I was inspired to work on my grad school stuff, which I desperately need to get to, so that kind of took precedence over some other things. However, even with that I still completed my mega-project assignment, so the day was mostly a victory.
Today’s Assignment: Break Goals into Bite-Sized Pieces.
I kind of already did this on the earlier day of goal setting, so I’m ahead of the game today. Basically, today’s lesson emphasizes the importance of breaking goals into smaller pieces so that you can track progress and celebrate small victories. Crystal says:
If you never let yourself experience small wins, you’ll be much less likely to experience the big wins.
One of the biggest takeaways of this lesson, though, was this:
Don’t forget to change things up if your progress stagnates. If you are not seeing results for a few weeks in a row, it’s time to change your game plan a bit…discouragement is one of the biggest goal-killers out there.
Don’t be afraid to reevaluate if progress stagnates. If you stop moving forward, then you’re more likely to just give up entirely (at least that’s what I have found for myself), so reevaluating becomes a great tool for keeping motivated.
Assignment 1: Small Habit (dressed and bed made as soon as I get up)
If nothing else happens out of this challenge, at the very least, I feel like I have got back on track with this habit.
Assignment 2: Continue with Life Hack
Very short workout, but I still did it.
Assignment 3: Mega-Project
Today, I continued on in the spare bedroom. It has become a kind of junk room for the things that haven’t found a new home here since the move, so it will be a long process, but I made a lot of progress, and will continue it today. I’m hoping for some time this weekend to work on this to try and make up for the days when I’ll be gone to finish up my graduate degree.
How are you doing? How did day 9 go for you? What are your big goals that you’re working toward, and how can you break those into smaller goals?
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